Wolfowitz apologized Thursday for his actions, telling reporters he made a “mistake.” He tried to address the bank’s 200 employees Thursday, but quickly left after staff members hissed, booed and chanted “resign.”
As Mark Moore once said, more managers are fired by their subordinates than by their bosses. If Wolfie can’t even talk to the staff, he can’t run the place. What he didn’t wasn’t the world’s greatest crime, but the sense of entitlement and the ethical tone-deafness it displayed clearly make him unfit to serve in any case.
Next question: will the World Bank board, which normally simply appoints whoever the President of the U.S. chooses (under a deal in which the IMF is always run by a European) simply confirm whichever crooked lunatic Bush decides to favor, or will someone perform a spine implant on the board members?